Campbell Scott

A Christmas Carol, starring Campbell Scott, will open on Broadway for holiday season

The London Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol will begin performances at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on November 7, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Charles Dickens' holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, is heading to the Great White Way this holiday season to play an 8-week limited engagement at the Lyceum Theatre.

Following acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic, this production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne, the playwright behind the global phenomenon of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus, whose recent Broadway credits include Groundhog Day and Matilda The Musical, will begin previews on November 7, 2019. An official opening is set for November 20, with the Broadway run coming to a close on January 5, 2020.

Synopsis: "This timeless — and timely — tale of redemption welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that's brimming with Christmas spirit. This magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story features dazzling staging, moving storytelling and 12 of the most cherished Christmas carols, including "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.""

Taking on the central role of Ebenezer Scrooge will be Campbell Scott, who is perhaps best known for his role as Mark Usher on Netflix's "House of Cards." Mr. Scott last appeared on Broadway as Lloyd Dallas in Roundabout Theatre Company's 2016 revival of Noises Off. His other Broadway credits include Ah, Wilderness! (1988), A Long Day's Journey Into Night (1988), The Real Thing (1984), and The Queen and the Rebels (1982), and his notable screen credits include "Royal Pains," "The Sheltering Sky," "Damages," The Amazing Spider-Man," and "The Amazing Spide-Man 2."

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The creative team behind A Christmas Carol features scenic & costume design by Tony Award winner Rob Howell, music & arrangements by Tony Award nominee Christopher Nightingale, lighting design by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound design by Tony Award nominee Simon Baker.

A Christmas Carol is produced on Broadway by Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, ShowTown Productions, and Catherine Schreiber.

A Christmas Carol Tickets are available now for performances from November 7, 2019, through January 5, 2020.


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